The creative commodity of the promotional trailer has both significantly helped and significantly hurt the independently-financed film in this digital age. If your cheapy film looks like it has been cheaply made, a cheaply cut trailer can damage any ambitions for notice past festival screenings, even if said film has been picked up for distribution. Bad digital lensing makes even the most handsome star look silly, especially on a 13-inch MacBook.
On the other hand, the ability to get your trailer on a trailer-aggregating site, like Apple‘s, can do wonders if your little movie looks as delightful (and well-made) as Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best, starring Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston. The film was also written and directed by O’Nan.
Distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories, Brooklyn Brothers concerns recently heartbroken Alex (O’Nan), who gathers an eccentric musician named Jim (Weston) to form a new band. The duo hits the road, lying to venue after venue about their musical prowess.
Weston, a character actor who has yet to break out the way who should have, looks to be the true draw here, while female lead Arielle Kebbel, who’s poised to arrive thanks to this film and the upcoming indie film Supporting Characters, which she lights up as a lovely, slightly broken actress.
Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best hits theaters September 21st, arrives on VOD on September 25th.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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